If you missed Part: 1 of this fabulous furniture makeover, you can find that HERE. Be sure to go back and check it out!
The first step was to fix the damage! So we pulled out all the drawers and took off all the hardware on them.....and broke out the sander! For this I had to get some help from the boys. I have carpal tunnel and the vibrations from the hand sander really aggravate it. They love power tools so it was no problem recruiting them.
Since the dresser was only veneered, we couldn't sand all the scratches out or restain it so I decided that we would be distressing it for the finished product. We only did a light sanding to take off the shine, and help the paint stick.
We hand sanded the crevices that the sander could not get into. Be sure to use a fine grit sand paper so that you don't end up with big scratches. When dealing with veneer, you only want to remove the shine!!
When all the sanding was completely finished we used a shop vac to remove all the dust. Then we wiped the whole thing down with a damp clothe to pick up everything the vac did not. Being sure to get into all the tiny crevices! There would be nothing worse than adding paint and having clumps of dust appear!
Part: 3 I will show you how we fixed this chewed corner!!!!!! The end result will amaze you!